There has never been a more challenging time for our environment.
World Environment Day is being observed all over the world today as it is every year on June 5th. The purpose of this day is to create a public awareness among people for the global environmental concerns. It's objective is to raise global awareness among the everyday people to take positive environmental action to reduce the degradation of environment. It was founded in 1973 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
World Environment Day 2012 will celebrate its 40th anniversary of the event this year. It was first established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. This year's theme for World Environment Day is: Green Economy: Does it include you? The host for World Environment Day 2012 is the country of Brazil.
The United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of environmental concerns and Earth's deterioration due to progressive climate change. It does this by using World Environment Day as a tool to bring awareness and to motivate people to save the environment. It has become very important to stimulate and support public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes.
Because of continuous deterioration in the environment, which has led to many major environmental concerns such as unexpected climatic conditions and climate change, melting of glaciers, increasing greenhouse effect, loss of flora and flora it was deemed necessary to establish a joint initiative to control the ongoing imbalance in the environment.
It is estimated that it now takes a year and a half to regenerate the renewable resources that humans use in one year. The prediction is that by 2030 it will take the equivalent of two planets to meet resource demand if something isn't done about it.
Two important factors militate against something that is clearly vital to the future of our planet.
The first is the enormous amount of time that it takes for individual countries to ratify agreements that have been made by world leaders at important international conferences. Strong words are all very fine, but what the world needs is action.
Secondly, human lifestyle and its associated consequences, impacts on the planet more quickly than the actions that are being taken to protect it. When action does take place, it is often not swift enough to have any significant effect.
There has never been a more challenging time for our environment. Time now really is running out and this fact can no longer be ignored.
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